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Design on a Dime Blog: How to UpCycle a Bedroom

In the spirit of out with the old in with the new, when I moved into my new place I wanted to swap out my entire home decor. However, since I don’t like to waste good furniture and am a bit frugal, I found myself in dilemma.

I really wanted a bright and airy Hollywood Glam/ Art Deco theme for my master bedroom, but didn’t want to buy all brand new stuff. My old furniture was a dark cherry wood color, and I wanted something lighter to match my theme.

With a little bit of PInterest inspiration, I decided the only way to get the look I wanted without buying a brand new bedroom set was to paint my old set.

I was so scared to try this at first, but am so glad I did. I love my up cycled bedroom set! It went so well I decided to apply metallic silver spray paint on my old lamps to match the theme. It was pretty simple to do, and with the help of my husband the total time to prime with  Kilz Low VOC paint primer, apply 2 coats of Ralph Lauren Metallic paint in the color Iron Gate, seal with Minwax 1 qt. Satin Polycrylic Protective Finish spray cans, and dry was about a week. We took our time doing it so it probably can be done much faster. After painting my bedroom chest with a brush I sprung for a  Home Right Finish Max Fine HVLP Paint Sprayer, and I’m so glad I did. It was so much less labor intensive and provided a more even finish. I would definitely recommend using a sprayer to paint furniture if you want a professional look.


Below are some before and after pics.





spray paint


As a bonus, by not buying all new furniture I was able to spend money on some great accessories to finish the look. I bought 2 glass night stands from Rooms to Go, a glass vase, glass box, candle holder, Hotel Collection comforter set, and a grey nail head trim storage bench from TJ Max, 2 grey sequence pillows from JC Penny, 2 glass votives and artificial pink roses from Michael's, a pink duvet set, and a  zebra print rug, to pull the Hollywood glam theme together. For my light fixture I used a chandelier with a lampshade drum set to bring modern elegance to the room.







Since my husband agreed on the pink accents lol, we compromised and he was given free reign on our gallery wall as long as the photos were in black and white :). He came up with this gallery wall which I couldn’t have done better myself.




As I mentioned before I love my new bedroom, but what I love more is the money I saved by up-cycling my bedroom furniture set! 🙂

If you want detailed instructions on how to use a paint sprayer with different types of paint check out bre Purposed .


Have you ever up-cycled a piece of furniture or accessory? What was your experience?









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  1. Jennifer

    Thanks for sharing! That looks great!

    1. Thanks Jennifer!:) Appreciate the comment.

  2. Looks amazing! Good luck with your blog. I enjoyed reading your post and look forward to seeing what more you have in store.

    1. Thanks Melissa! 🙂 Good luck with your blog as well.

  3. I’m in love with this look. It took a lot of guts to paint that antique bedroom set, but it’s lovely.

    1. Hi Jennie! I’m so glad you love my bedroom upcycle 🙂 Yes I was so nervous when I first started spray painting, but so glad I did.

  4. Amazing Look! What’s even more special is you ,and your husband working together! Teamwork always makes the DreamWork! Thanks for Sharing!

    1. Thanks Shauna! 🙂 Me and my husband had a lot of fun doing this project. You’re right Team work does make the Dream work. Thanks for your continued support. It’s much appreciated.

    2. Thanks so much Shauna! teamwork does make the dream work!

  5. Totally ROCKS. Love the color scheme of your upcycled bedroom. Black and white looks awesome. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks Audrey! 🙂 I’m glad you love my upcycled bedroom. Thanks for your comment.

  6. Looks amazing! I love the lamps anyway and the furniture totally fits!

    1. Hi Heather! Thank you 😊Those lamps were brown, and I spray painted them metallic silver.🤗

  7. Heather | My Moxietude

    We think alike using what you have. I love to use spray paint to transform something I already have and I love those nightstands. Thanks for sharing and your bedroom looks great!!

    1. Hi Heather my decorating sister!🤗 I absolutely love up cycling. Thank you so much ❤️

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